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Old 16th June 2011, 03:58 PM   #1821
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So we have the AMP6 Basic and the G111 case from Brinck as recommended, but they just don't think like I have seen here, the holes just doesn't fit.

Here is 2 pictures:
http://www.myupload.dk/showfile/931620a09bd.JPG/
http://www.myupload.dk/showfile/931622a09bd.JPG/

Any idea why it's not like other people here? Both should have been bought from same stores. The box is measured at 115x65x55mm

Last thing we need on our build, so quite annoying :-/
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Old 16th June 2011, 04:11 PM   #1822
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So we have the AMP6 Basic and the G111 case from Brinck as recommended, but they just don't think like I have seen here, the holes just doesn't fit.

Here is 2 pictures:
http://www.myupload.dk/showfile/931620a09bd.JPG/
http://www.myupload.dk/showfile/931622a09bd.JPG/

Any idea why it's not like other people here? Both should have been bought from same stores. The box is measured at 115x65x55mm

Last thing we need on our build, so quite annoying :-/
The amp is not built to match the holes. You have 2 options:
  • Screw in 2 screws with a washer on one side on top to fasten(hold) the amp in place. Like Euforia did here:
    http://www.minhembio.com/forum/uploa...1275943323.jpg
  • You can drill 2 holes in the casing and fasten the chip directly to the casing wall with a couple of screws.
The latter gives the best cooling as the chip will be fastened directly to the casing wall.
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Old 16th June 2011, 04:28 PM   #1823
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I still have one question unanswered: It's mentioned that charging the batteries should be done with good ventilation. Is it safe with an almost closed box to charge the batteries with the 5,2 W solar cells.

Should I drill some ventilation holes? I see that Phaedras hasn't got any.

Hope this is not stupid, but I would rather as one time too many than having my stereo blow up.
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Old 16th June 2011, 04:38 PM   #1824
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I still have one question unanswered: It's mentioned that charging the batteries should be done with good ventilation. Is it safe with an almost closed box to charge the batteries with the 5,2 W solar cells.

Should I drill some ventilation holes? I see that Phaedras hasn't got any.

Hope this is not stupid, but I would rather as one time too many than having my stereo blow up.
Actually, I do.. Beneath the lid of the electronics compartment there's a 3-4mm gap on both sides to prevent gas build up inside the cabinet when charging.. I havent had any problems with batteries getting hot or anthing yet, even though it has been charging outside all day long on several occasions..

Why not make 2-3 1x5cm vents on each side of the electronics compartment with a router.. If you clean them up with a nice profile, it could look really cool.. Thats what i almost did with mine and might do if i'm rebuilding or adding something to mine
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Old 16th June 2011, 05:20 PM   #1825
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Clever thought! I see it now on the pictures. I guess you made a good job making them invisible. But I think I will be making some holes in the side with my 25mm "spadebor" I used for the mounting of the 12V cigaradapter, and then round them over with the router. That could actually look quite nice.

The reason why I wanted the closed look was to hide eventual wires hanging out and protect the electronics from moist/beer and beer spilling.

But I guess it's more important to keep me and everyone else safe.
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Old 16th June 2011, 05:30 PM   #1826
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Actually, I do.. Beneath the lid of the electronics compartment there's a 3-4mm gap on both sides to prevent gas build up inside the cabinet when charging.. I havent had any problems with batteries getting hot or anthing yet, even though it has been charging outside all day long on several occasions..

Why not make 2-3 1x5cm vents on each side of the electronics compartment with a router.. If you clean them up with a nice profile, it could look really cool.. Thats what i almost did with mine and might do if i'm rebuilding or adding something to mine
Then you're basically back to the original design with the 60mm holes. Note, you can't see it on the pictures but after the pictures was taken a 60mm fan grall was actually installed in each of those air vent/cable connect holes.
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Old 16th June 2011, 05:31 PM   #1827
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Clever thought! I see it now on the pictures. I guess you made a good job making them invisible. But I think I will be making some holes in the side with my 25mm "spadebor" I used for the mounting of the 12V cigaradapter, and then round them over with the router. That could actually look quite nice.

The reason why I wanted the closed look was to hide eventual wires hanging out and protect the electronics from moist/beer and beer spilling.

But I guess it's more important to keep me and everyone else safe.
If you route out a few vents, go to a fabric shop and buy some speaker cloth and glue it to the inside.. That way it will catch beer sprays and it wont be possible to see wires or anything inside
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Old 16th June 2011, 05:36 PM   #1828
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If you route out a few vents, go to a fabric shop and buy some speaker cloth and glue it to the inside.. That way it will catch beer sprays and it wont be possible to see wires or anything inside
Actually I like that. You just have to take extra care in mounting the wires, and use good quality cables everywhere. And proper gold plated contacts, then it looks amazing when you can see the wires.
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Old 16th June 2011, 05:46 PM   #1829
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Actually I like that. You just have to take extra care in mounting the wires, and use good quality cables everywhere. And proper gold plated contacts, then it looks amazing when you can see the wires.
Yea, I like that aswell, but in this case I doubt Ruben wants to go cable aficionado 8 days before the festival

I actually played with the thought of building the boominator in 12mm acryl and installing LED lighting inside and use nice wiring to show off the insides. But came to the conclusion that it was probably a bit too flexible and definately too expensive for me

Maybe next year
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Old 16th June 2011, 05:46 PM   #1830
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If no vents are made, I guess it's actually pretty important not so smoke near the boominator (although naturally they should be made)
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